[Fixed]: Android Studio No Target Device Found error

Trying to run build an Android application and “Android studio no target device found” is the error that you are getting, then I am here to help you out.

This one is one of the common issues you would face while trying to build your first Android app. However, fixing the error is not as complicated as it seems.

The error simply means that no device can be used to run the Android app that you have built. So if you do provide Android Studio, a tool to run the Android app, you will get rid of the error.

Anyway, to make you understand better, let me just go ahead and share all the steps you have to follow to fix this no target device found error:

How to fix Android Studio No Target Device Found Error?

no target device found

Step 1: Check If All The Essential Packages Are Installed Or Not

Before you fix the error, the first thing that we need to do is make sure that all the essential packages are installed.

So to check this, you will need to go ahead and follow these steps:

1. At first, launch Android Studio from your computer.

2. From the top navigation menu, go to the SDK manager.

SDK manager

3. Select the SDK tools tab.

4. Over here look, if the Android SDK Build-Tools, Android Emulator, Android SDK Platform-Tools, and Android SDK tools are installed or not.

SDK Tools

5. If any of these packages are not fixed, do download them. Also, if there is any update, you can consider updating them as well.

Step 2: Create A Virtual Device

As the error says, no target device is found. Hence we have to create a target device. So Android studio can use it to run the Android app.

To create a virtual device, here are all the steps that you will need to follow:

1. From the Android Studio, go to Tools.

2. Then go to AVD Manager.

3. Over here, click on the “+Create Virtual Device” button.


create virtual device

4. Next, you will need to select “Nexus 5x”. Or you can choose any other device according to your preference and hit the Next button.

select hardware

5. Then you will need to download your preferred Android version. For this tutorial, I have selected Nougat. However, you can download any of your favorite Android version and click on the Next button.

No Target Device Found

6. Next, give your AVD device a name or leave it as it is and hit the Finish button.

Android Virtual Device

7. Then, wait for a couple of moments and let the virtual machine creation.
8. Once done, you can click on the build app button to run your Android app.


android studio no target device found

Final Words:

So that was the fix for the Android Studio no target device found an error. Now go ahead and try these steps out and see how they are working for you. Also, if you would like to ask or any problem that you are facing, then do feel free to comment below, and I will surely help you out with your query.

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